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Sustainability is a notoriously woolly and evolving agenda, and as the competitive advantage from engaging with it becomes more established, likewise the demand for top talent grows. But what does this talent pool look like?

In March’s Dear Shannon column on GreenBiz.com, I council an HR executive at a global retail firm on how to identify and develop the core competencies needed to grow sustainability leadership from within an organization.

Read the full column here.

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The New Year is a great time to look both forward and backward. We start the year in reflection, deciding what to take with us and what to leave behind as we strive to make this year better than the last. But how do we decide what stays and what goes?

In January’s Dear Shannon Column on GreenBiz.com, I council a job seeker on how to get more in touch with what makes her happy and make career decisions around those criteria.

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Creating and marketing your personal brand is key to finding a new challenging job in sustainability. In fact, the process is a lot like dating. In order to differentiate yourself in the job market or the dating market, you need to develop strong personal brand that reflects the ‘authentic you.’

Wondering where to start? In December’s Dear Shannon column on GreenBiz.com, I council a career changer on how to build a strong personal brand step-by-step.

Read the full article here.

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In November’s Dear Shannon column on Greenbiz.com, I help a marketing professional learn to ‘market’ herself in order to build a network in the sustainability field. I simplify the process by explaining why networking is important for a conscious career and how to start building your strategy today.

Remember, success in a job search or career change is all about who you know. So if you feel like networking is a dirty word, than this article is a must read. Once you start honing your networking techniques and see how fun it can be, you won’t be able to stop!

Read the full article here.

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In October’s Dear Shannon column on Greenbiz.com, I advise a corporate communications professional on what the future holds for those entering the sustainability jobs market. In my answer, I explain why it’s a good idea to look within your current organisation for sustainability opportunities, how to break through the buzzwords, why you need to cultivate your entrepreneurial spirit and the importance of a specialisation. Read the full column here.

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As I point out in my Greenbiz feature article published this week, the path to sustainability is still uncharted for many businesses, especially for small to midsize companies. To them, sustainability can seem daunting as well as exciting, rich with opportunities but littered with challenges.

If you are trying to keep up with the market leaders it can certainly feel like climbing a mountain. So with that metaphor in mind, what do sustainability professionals who aspire to turn sustainability into competitive advantage need in their knapsack?

Read my article on Greenbiz.com here to find out.

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In September’s Dear Shannon column on Greenbiz.com, I advise an oil and gas executive who has recently been made redundant on how to move into sustainability communications within the same sector. In my reply, I explain how it is possible to make that change – but only step by step, and with a strategy!

If you’re thinking of switching career, check out this article to find out why going back to school doesn’t get you a job, why taking a step back in your career to gain experience isn’t an option, how helping an NGO can help your chances, and why you need to call your friends.

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This month as part of my Dear Shannon column for GreenBiz I help a freelance sustainability consultant improve his 30-second answer to the question: “What do you do?”  In the column I set out the six key points  you should be able to communicate to your listener and outline a process you can follow to improve your own personal response.

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